It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on September 17, 2019 in Ambigamy
Thriver's guilt is shame about being lucky. Some deny that it was luck by becoming sado-narcissists, not just elevating themselves but keeping others down.
By Sharon Hewitt Rawlette Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in Mysteries of Consciousness
A closer look shows the classic version of physicalism is not the most parsimonious theory of reality.
By Arash Emamzadeh on September 17, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A recent study in older children examines the relationship between the ability to read minds in social situations and the experience of social anxiety.
By Charles Johnston MD on September 17, 2019 in Cultural Psychiatry
How changes reshaping love today are more fundamental than we realize—and more fundamental than we could before now have realized.
By Mary Bates Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in Animal Minds
These ants welcome one snake species into their nest, which may help protect them from another kind of snake.
By Cortney S. Warren Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in Naked Truth
How honest are people in their online dating profiles? In a recent study by Plenty of Fish, 70% of singles think photo filters are deceptive.
By Jennifer Lock Oman LISW, BCD on September 17, 2019 in Knowing Feeling
Do you carry a lot of shame? You're in the company of others who also care about connection.
By Lydia Denworth on September 17, 2019 in Brain Waves
Extreme social isolation has long-term consequences for the adolescent brain. It might also hint at the effects of more common experiences like bullying and feeling left out.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on September 17, 2019 in Canine Corner
According to their caretakers, some dogs develop racist prejudices. The reasons may be similar to how children develop such attitudes.
By Kenneth Carter Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in Buzz
Bad news rarely calls ahead. Keep these 5 things in mind in order to help a friend in need.
By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in Psychology Yesterday
The story of love in America is a complicated one, filled with contradictions and ambiguity.
By Matthew Legge on September 17, 2019 in Are We Done Fighting?
A brief look at the unlikely roles that feeling good and being grateful play in trying to change the world.
By Patrick L. Plaisance Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in Virtue in the Media World
People created by AI algorithms are informing us, entertaining us, and selling us things. How can we make sure moral values shape the technology and not the other way around?
By Suzie Pileggi Pawelski, MAPP and James Pawelski, Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in Happy Together
Here's how to strengthen your relationship.
By Susan Newman Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in Singletons
Studies suggest Millennials can wait to have babies. Here's evidence to answer common family planning questions.
By Joshua S. Yamamoto M.D. on September 17, 2019 in Silent Killer
Do you want a healthy brain? You need to keep a healthy heart.
By David Braucher Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in Life Smarts
Criticism often expresses a discomfort with the relationship—and the cause of the discomfort may have more to do with us than our partner.
By Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in The Antidepressant Diet
A cycle of takeover is how some describe PMS. Dietary tweaks to increase the neurotransmitter serotonin have been shown to help.
By Ralph Lewis M.D. on September 17, 2019 in Finding Purpose
How is it that people still believe in paranormal phenomena when these have been so thoroughly debunked? Could they be looking for meaning and purpose in all the wrong places?
By Lucas Richert Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in Hygieia's Workshop
What's the relationship between heroin, end of life debates, and mental health?
By Christopher Bergland on September 17, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
A growing body of evidence suggests that boosting positive childhood experiences before the age of 18 may reduce the negative impact of adverse childhood experiences in adulthood.
By Laura Markham Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids
If you want your child to be her best self, catch her doing things right all day long — including all the things that you think it's about time she did right!
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in How To Do Life
Toward clarity about that big decision.
By Elaine Birchall, MSW, RSW, and Suzanne Cronkwright on September 16, 2019 in Conquer the Clutter
Collections give us pleasure and we want to and share them with people who will appreciate them. We take care of them and maintain them. So, are you a collector, or do you hoard?
By Robert A. Lavine Ph.D. on September 16, 2019 in Neuro Behavioral Betterment
From milder traits to more pronounced disorders, some degree of anxiety and narcissism may be widespread. A large study of twins examines these and other psychological problems.
By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on September 16, 2019 in Head Games
What do parents wish they could redo or undo when it comes to having children? A new study explores a taboo topic.
By Glenn Sullivan Ph.D. on September 16, 2019 in Acquainted with the Night
Is Prolonged Exposure Therapy the gold standard treatment for PTSD?
By Amy Green M.A. on September 16, 2019 in Psy-curious
When it comes to powering-down before bed, research suggests parents model poor habits for their teens.
By Dona Matthews Ph.D. on September 16, 2019 in Going Beyond Intelligence
Homeschooling can be the answer to a family’s needs, but it doesn’t work well for everyone. Here are some factors to consider before you commit to it.
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